Many anglers usually score one of the country’s most popular sport fish. And somewhere between your catch and cook is learning how to fillet a redfish.
The redfish, otherwise known as the red drum, make a good table feast. Get your knife and board ready for this simple, fast, and easy way of preparing your redfish.
Here’s a step-by-step process on how to fillet redfish.
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How to Fillet Redfish
How to Fillet Redfish with Knife
Went kayak fishing for redfish? Let us show you how to cook it. Filleting redfish is fairly easy and simple. You just need your sharp knife, a cutting board, or a surface, and you caught redfish, of course.
Step 1. Cut through the fin
You want to cut at an angle behind the pectoral fin of your redfish and go all the way down over the top of the stomach.
Step 2: Cut through the spine
Take your name and cut through the spine and go all the way down to the tail while making sure your fingers are in the proper position. Then, lift the meat a little and start going your fillet knife through all the way down to separate the meat from the spine right through the tail.
Step 3: Flip your fin
After filleting one side, turn the fish to the other side and repeat the same process. This time, take extra care as there is less stability in handling with the meat on the other side gone.
How to Fillet Redfish with Electric Knife
Using an electric knife to fillet redfish is much preferable to many anglers as this requires lesser effort and force. The process is the same, but more care is taken as the knife can do more damage if not controlled well.
How to Cook Redfish
Redfish can be prepared as a tasty meal to be enjoyed. There are multiple ways you can prepare redfish meat. You can have the fish meat grilled, sauteed, roasted, blackened, fried, or used as filling for your tacos.
In any way you prepare the redfish, you get to savor its mildly sweet flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Redfish has a mild, sweet flavor with a medium-firm texture. Many anglers enjoy the superior taste of the moist white meat of redfish.
Most fish should not be handled directly by the mouth. With the redfish, you can get a good grip on their down-turned mouth. Gloves are must-haves when handling redfish or any fish. Safety always comes first.